Environmental Law Alert Blog: Will BC’s climate plan be BC’s latest fudge-it budget?

Thursday, July 14, 2016 BC’s Climate Leadership Plan is missing in action.  Originally planned for release in December 2015, at the Paris Climate Talks, its release has been repeatedly delayed, with recent speculation pointing towards a dead-of-summer, don’t look now, release. BC’s Climate Leadership Plan is missing in action.  Originally planned for release in December ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Does Kenya’s Climate Change Act lead the way for climate lawsuits?

Thursday, July 14, 2016 It might seem a bit odd for Environmental Law Alert (based in BC, Canada) to be reporting on developments in Kenyan environmental law, but Kenya’s new Climate Change Act, 2014, brought into force in May 2016, contains a provision that is worth talking about around the world – one which provides ...

bastard.logic: Abdul Haji: Hero. Muslim. BAMF.

“I don’t feel like a hero at all. That girl who ran towards me is brave. That’s bravery.” ‘Hero’ is indeed an extraordinarily over/misused word these days. But despite his insistence to the contrary, Westgate Mall rescuer Abdul Haji deserves — no, embodies — the title. LAMF. Not only because he risked his life to ...

bastard.logic: Abdul Haji: Hero. Muslim. BAMF.

“I don’t feel like a hero at all. That girl who ran towards me is brave. That’s bravery.” ‘Hero’ is indeed an extraordinarily over/misused word these days. But despite his insistence to the contrary, Westgate Mall rescuer Abdul Haji deserves — no, embodies — the title. LAMF. Not only because he risked his life to ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Helping Kids In Kenya – Stahili Foundation

A slightly different post from me on this long weekend. I want to highlight an organization that a good friend of mine has co-founded to help children in Kenya. My friend’s name is Michelle Oliel. I met her initially through politics – specifically through her political blogging she did when we all started blogging 8 ...

Things Are Good: No Strings Attached: Giving Cash to Poor People

GiveDirectly is a charity that just gives money to poor people in Kenya. There isn’t anything complicated about the idea: it’s just straight up handing out cash with no deliverables. The NPR recently investigated the operation. Planet Money reporters David Kestenbaum and Jacob Goldstein went to Kenya to see the work of a charity called ...

Politics and its Discontents: An Elegant Solution

Earlier this month I posted an interview with Neil Turok, head of The Perimeter Institute and the deliverer of this year’s Massey Lectures. As I indicated in my original post, I was struck both by Turok’s humanity and his optimism, perhaps best exemplified when he said that almost all the problems we face are caused ...

Things Are Good: Kenya Medics Increase Reach Thanks to Bicycles

Bikes4Care is an initiative in Kenya that helps medics and other health care workers get to more places thanks to bicycles. It’s a simple and effective concept to get people improved access to health services, check out this video on the pedal medics: From Al Jazeera.

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio March 28: Federal Budget 2013, urbanization in Kenya and the tar sands “staples” trap

Download: earthgauge-podcast-march28-2013.mp3 We love covering local stories on Earthgauge and this week, we get just about as local as we can, focusing on some compelling environmental research taking place at Carleton University in Ottawa. We also take a look at the environmental provisions of last week’s federal Budget 2013. We have 3 interviews on today’s ...

Earthgauge Radio: Tomorrow on EG Radio: Budget 2013, urbanization in Kenya and the tar sands “staples trap”

We love covering local stories on Earthgauge and this week, we’re getting just about as local as we possibly can, focusing on some compelling environmental research taking place at Carleton University in Ottawa. Earthgauge contributor Juanita Bawagan will be speaking with Glennys Egan who is a Masters student whose research is based on issues of ...

Things Are Good: A New Stove Project Looks to Crowdsource Healthier Heating

Regular readers of this site may know that we are fans of efficient stoves. The Kenya Stove is a new project to get efficient stoves in the hands of Kenyans. Erin, from Kenya Stove writes: First some bad news: More than 3 billion people rely on traditional cookstoves for cooking in the developing world. Exposure ...